LIVINGSTON, NJ - A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Monday, Sept. 9, at Cabinets Direct USA, which is located at 518 West Mount Pleasant Ave. in Livingston. This is the fourth such showroom to open in New Jersey with others located in Wayne, Toms River and Orange. A fifth store is slated to open in Paramus in 60 days.

The store, owned by Livingston residents David Lubetkin and his wife Kathy, offers 12 cabinet lines including Decora, Ultracraft, Wellborn Forest, Aristokraft, Contractors Choice, Jsi, Norcraft, Fabuwood, Americana, Wolf Classic, Forevermark, and Sunco, Cabinets Direct, which recently celebrated its 75th year in business, and was awarded the Best Kitchen Design Award, also offers a wide selection of countertops including: Granite, Corian, Silestone, Zodiac, Caesarstone, Cambria, Formica and Wilsonart.

Mayor Rudy Fernandez, Councilman Al Anthony, BID (Business Improvement District) member David Guida, who owns Livingston Camera, Bruce Fish, a member of the Town’s architectural review committee, BID member Robert Slater, BID member Punam Bhargav and Beth Lippman, Executive Director of Livingston’s BID, were on hand to help officially welcome the store to Livingston.

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 “I am very excited to be opening a store in Livingston,” said Lubetkin. “We have a great location and are in a great market.”

“We certainly appreciate Cabinets Direct investing in our community,” said Fernandez. “This is one of a number of locations and with their custom service and selection I know they will be very successful here.”

“I wish Livingston High School sweethearts, David, Class of 1978 and his wife Kathy, Class of 1980 the best of luck in their new endeavor,” said Anthony.

 “Opening up Cabinets Direct here where Channel Lumber used to be is like rolling back time,” said Slater, who once owned Channel.

I am proud that someone who lives in Livingston is opening a business here that will bring people into town from all over,” said Slater.

“I love when new businesses, especially niche ones that are addressing a particular need for the community open here,” said Guida.

“This is a great business for Livingston,” said Beth Lippman. “It is definitely a niche needed in this area and opening it here by Fortunoff’s and Blinds-to-Go creates a home decorating center over here.”